Attorneys in the heated lease dispute between two of Park City’s ski and snowboard resorts have turned their attention to how much money Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) should post in a bond that would keep the resort open for at least next season.
(Updated: 1:30 p.m. (MT) June 19, 2014)
A Utah district court judge gave Powdr Corp. and Park City Mountain Resort a reprieve from an eviction notice until a hearing on Aug. 27, and he ordered parties in this contentious lease dispute to attempt a third-party mediation of the lawsuit by Aug. 15.
Park City Mountain Resort fought the good fight Thursday as they appeared in Summit County Utah’s 3rd District Court. It was finally time for Judge Ryan Harris to hear both sides in the issue of whether PCMR renewed its lease with Talisker Land Holdings.
It’s just a week away: The biggest court date of Park City’s colorful history. But the court of public opinion has been chiming in for months about the fate of Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) and its ongoing legal battle with Vail Resorts.
If the lease of Canyons Resort to Vail Resorts (VR) in early June got folk’s attention in Park City, Utah, then the news last week that Talisker Corporation (VR’s “landlord” in that deal) is pulling out of Canyons altogether is certainly keeping the buzz going in the beehive state.
The good news is that Park City Mountain Resort (PCMR) will operate for the 2012-13 ski season. That cloud has lifted. But, the storm over the resort’s renewable land lease with Talisker Corp., owners of Canyons Resort, continues unresolved.